Feed Readers and Changes

Bloglines was the first feed reader I stumbled upon way back when (i.e. when I first figured out what an RSS feed was), and I’ve been using it faithfully since.  Even when support sort of disappeared, and it stopped pulling in Livejournal updates, I still stuck with Bloglines because I’m lazy that way.

I set up a Google Reader account and transferred the LJ feeds over, but still kept Bloglines to read other blogs, which meant that my subscriptions were split between the two – a bit messy, but it worked.

Last week, Bloglines went offline for quite some time, and I finally bit the bullet and transferred all my subscriptions over to Google Reader. Which was a lot messier than it sounds, because of my existing setup that meant subscriptions were either on both readers or on one but not the other – I’m hoping that I haven’t lost any.  Also, I had quite a lot of unread posts in Bloglines, and all the Google Reader posts came up as new ones, at which point I sort of gave up and hit that wonderful button “Mark all as read”.  Relief.

So.  This was a rather long-winded way of saying I’ve probably missed most of the posts published over the past few days. 😉

4 thoughts on “Feed Readers and Changes

  1. Umh, you should be able to download an OPML file from Bloglines and import that into Google Reader.

    I am pretty sure that Google Reader won’t subscribe you twice over to stuff you’ve already subscribed to in GReader, so you could just do that just to be sure.

  2. Emily – Yes, I did the OPML import thing and I *think* it worked. Am quite happily getting to grips with GReader, so it’s all worked out for the best!

    Nath – LOL. Have been on a business trip and access to the internet has been sketchy. I was going to mention my absence, then ran out of time and thought my posts had been so sporadic recently that it wouldn’t be noticed :-) Normal service resumes shortly…

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